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L.A. Business Journal Covers Paramount


The December 21st issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal featured an article about the City and its efforts to reinvigorate and redesign downtown Paramount.

Entitled "Minding Stores," it was in the newspaper's Real Estate section and focused on the new retailers and dining chains joining the mix along Paramount Blvd., as well as the City's project to unify the district aesthetically.

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Presidents Day

For the Presidents' Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 15, Paramount City Hall will be closed. The Paramount Sheriff's Station will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be no street sweeping that day and no makeup. Trash pickup will be on its regular schedule.

City Offers Free Sandbags to Residents


With El Niño predicted to fuel storm systems bringing the potential for lots of rain in the next few months, the City wants residents to know that sand bags are available for them at the City Yard, 15300 Downey Ave.

You can get bags and the sand to fill them Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You need proof of Paramount residency (utility bill, California driver's license, etc.). There are ten bags available for free per address on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (562) 220-2020.
The Paramount Fire Station also provides sand bags, but no sand. The Station is located at 7521 E. Somerset Blvd., (562) 634-6559.

Avoid Being Fooled by IRS Phone Scam


Local police departments have reported that a phone scam targeting residents financially in relation to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has again been on the rise in the area.

According to the IRS, this aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targets 

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Be Prepared for El Niño


Southern California is expecting lots of rain in the next few months thanks to El Niño, the weather condition that, it has been predicted, could fuel storm systems in late fall and winter. Heavy rainfall can produce a number of issues when it comes to our homes and neighborhoods. Here are some things to consider in the lead-up to this El Niño season.
(Keep in mind that, according to the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management, even if we get above-average rainfall this winter it will not erase the severe drought conditions resulting from four years of below-average rainfall. So keep conserving water, Paramount!)

For Your House
* Before wet weather hits, inspect your roof from the ground for warning signs of damage, sagging, and aging. If you see anything, call a roofing professional. (If you do need to replace your roof, please make sure and get the proper permit from City Hall.)

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Bicycle Master Plan Public Comments


With the assistance of project consultant Alta Planning + Design, the cities of Paramount and Bellflower have collaborated on a joint Bike & Trail Master Plan (BMP). The plan has been funded by a Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) sustainability grant, and will be presented to the Paramount City Council in March.

As part of the approval process there is a public comment period. Click here to view the BMP. For questions of comments, contact Wendy Macias, Public Works Manager, (562) 220-2111,

Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule

On January 28, 2016, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.


(ROPS 16-17)

(ROPS-January 2016 thru June 2016)


Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.



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